What are cactus characteristics?

Answer Green and SpikeyOne of the characteristics that cactus plants tend to share is survival in extreme environments of desert deprivation or jungle abundance. Another is sensitivity to cold and to over... Read More »

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What are the physical characteristics of cactus?

Why are leaves modified to form spines in the cactus plant how then does the cactus plant make food?

The cactus adapted to its harsh environment by developing thick skin to slow the evaporation of water. The leaves changed in order to reduce the surface area that water could evaporate from and ove... Read More »

Does a Christmas cactus only bloom once a year in December My Christmas cactus bloomed in December and?

Christmas cactus will bloom if given long uninterrupted dark periods, about 12 hours each night. Begin the dark treatments in about mid-October to have plants in full bloom by the holidays. You can... Read More »

What does a cactus eat?

They use photosynthesis to produce food, they are producers! Above the ground a cactus absorbs the energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into sugars and other compounds.Below ground they h... Read More »